HOUSTON – A Virginia man alleges a recreational vehicle he purchased from a Houston business was flooded during Hurricane Harvey and that this information was not disclosed before the sale.
Jeffrey Byrd filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Marf Investments LLC, doing business as Texas Showcase, and Hassan Masood Zahid alleging that they violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 8, he purchased a 2002 Ford Econoline RV from the defendants' dealership for $26,064.15. He alleges Zahid represented that the vehicle had no water damage and there were no leaks.
Immediately upon delivery of the vehicle, the plaintiff alleges he and his wife observed a pungent odor, the presence of mold, and other signs of water damage to the vehicle. They allege the vehicle was flooded during Hurricane Harvey and that it received damages enough to have constituted a total loss.
The plaintiff holds Marf Investments LLC and Zahid responsible because the defendants allegedly falsely represented the condition of the vehicle despite having knowledge that it had substantial mold and water damage.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, attorney fees, costs and interest and all other relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Dana Karni and Zachary McArthur of Karni Law Firm PC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-03357